|STS-133 Crew Interview: Tim Kopra, Mission Specialist|
Kopra, of Austin, Tex., served with the Expedition 20 crew as a Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station. He launched with the STS-127 crew aboard space shuttle Endeavour on July 15, 2009 and returned to Earth with the STS-128 crew aboard space shuttle Discovery on September 11, 2009. During the two shuttle missions and tour of duty aboard station, Kopra performed one spacewalk totaling 5 hours and 2 minutes, executed assembly tasks with the space station and Japanese robotic arms,...
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|Texas Wildfires Seen from Space Station|
From 230 miles overhead, International Space Station external and crew-tended cameras captured video of the wildfires burning in central Texas to the southeast of the capitol of Austin at 12:07 p.m. Eastern time on Sept. 6, 2011. The video was accompanied by comments on the wildfires by Expedition 28 Flight Engineer Mike Fossum.
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|Texas Students Link Up with ISS|
More than 100 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from the O. Henry Middle School in Austin, Texas, learn about living and working in space by asking questions of Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, April 3.
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